August 25, 1991 |
Retired Covina librarian Delores Grammatikas used to bring home the bacon--and just about anything else her patrons would see fit to use as bookmarks. "I think somebody was cooking breakfast," Grammatikas recalls, "and they needed a bookmark. I'm afraid that reading and eating have always gone together." Now 30 years after that discovery, Grammatikas spreads the contents of her vast bookmark collection-- sans bacon--on her living room carpet.
July 10, 2002 |
Independent and niche publishers are the real success stories of the contemporary American book trade. So it probably was only a matter of time before a new niche book review emerged. The "preview issue" of Bookmarks, based in San Mateo, began circulating this week. Its founders are two former software and technology company executives; its target is media-savvy Gen-Xers who haven't really read a book since college but are eager to reconnect with literature, though uncertain how to do it. Bookmarks--which bills itself as the journal "for everyone who hasn't read everything"--is a glossy, slightly fizzy bimonthly survey of classic and contemporary literature designed for readers who like their graphic interfaces glitzy and their information in strobe-like bites.
December 16, 2003 |
W1ld.com Britain-based www.W1ld.com might as well be your nonstop ticket to shredderdom. Many other websites, including ESPN's www.EXPN.com, promise a catchall place for "extreme" sports such as snowboarding, mountain biking and wakeboarding. The trouble is that many of the sites are not reliable, and the slick www.EXPN.com is a little too ... synergistic with ESPN's X-Games. The "extreme" revolution may have been televised, but to me, if a gnarly act occurs and ESPN is not around, that's OK.
January 16, 1992
The "Design a Bookmark" program will continue through Saturday at Glendale Public Library branches. Children and adults are invited to create original bookmarks at the Central Library, Chevy Chase, Grandview and Montrose-Crescenta branch libraries, and through the Bookmobile. Materials are provided, and the finished bookmarks will be displayed. The Casa Verdugo Branch of the library, at 1151 N. Brand Blvd., will be closed for remodeling through Saturday.
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December 1, 1999
In observance of World AIDS Day today, the San Fernando Valley HIV Consortium will distribute AIDS information bookmarks at Valley schools and businesses. The bookmarks include Valley HIV test sites and information about AIDS Day, said Beverly Armstrong, spokeswoman for the nonprofit consortium and coordinator at the HIV care center at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Woodland Hills. This is the 12th annual World AIDS Day, which is sponsored by the World Health Organization.
March 17, 1988 |
A recent inquiry from a Los Angeles free-lance writer into whether there were any other souls interested in collecting bookmarks brought us into contact with Ruth Zieke of Centerville, Iowa, who has more than 3,000 bookmarks in her collection. "I started collecting bookmarks in 1977," the retired high school teacher said in a recent telephone interview. Unfortunately, she said, there don't appear to be any clubs or newsletters for bookmark collectors.